"I ran across an AP story on yahoo today about a guy my age who wrote his own obituary and it made the news because he shared some (what they referred to as) indiscretions in his life. I liked what he wrote. It seemed so familiar to our age group. It…"
"Michele, last year I went to the credit union with a refund check had the same decd designation for my husband. I think there were about three employees and a manager that really studied that check while I just stood there. This year still filing a…"
"LaurieR I am so very sorry for your loss.
My husband died suddenly about a year ago of a heart attack. My children are a little older than yours (25 and 27 at the time). Their friends were great at the beginning and offered support but that did not…"
"Hi Mary Brown, I really empathize with your situation. My husband also died suddenly and unexpectedly and without a will. I think it is absolutely ridiculous the amount of garbage you have to go through to get all of this straightened out. I…"
"Well, I have found a cure for crying, at least for a while for me. I have been getting our home ready to sell and I was working in the backyard to shape up a pretty out of control bush about 4 feet by four feet. I got a strange rash on my arms from…"
"mmsmcmillen My husband died suddenly 1/31/2011 so I am about a year beyond where you are. I also was very much alone with no family close by. I went to a psychologist once a week for many months and also attended grief groups in my area. I…"
"Letha - you are not alone. I have two houses to sell. Our "retirement" home and the house we brought our family up in. While I was in one state I got a $700 water bill (it is usually under $100). I did a lot of crying on the phone to get…"
"I have a question for the '50s group. I didn't feel very old until my husband died January 2011. I just feel so old, tired and sometimes out of it.
Rickey - I asked my grief group if they would like to get together for dinner before our…"
"sewpatti the quilt idea is very nice. I gave my husband's clothes to Goodwill almost immediately, but I kept his shirts for some reason. I am not sure why. I think this is a good idea and that both of my adult children would probably like…"
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Welcome Lissa: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at WV that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".